yellow and bright
hosted a butterfly
who paused in flight.
When the butterfly
flew out of sight
I gave thanksfor this morning's delight.
Just looking at a butterfly makes me happy. What beautiful, delicate creatures! Butterflies belong to the Lepidoptera order, which means they have four scaled wings--but you'd need a magnifying glass to see the scales. I think this butterfly is a hairstreak, probably the very common Gray Hairstreak, part of the gossamer-wing family, which can be seen in southern Arizona year round.
If you were a butterfly, you'd always be smiling. What colors would you be? Where would you travel? Can you write a poem today from the view point of a butterfly? This is called a persona poem. You take on the personality, or become the person (the butterfly) of the poem. Think about the four stages of your life--eggs, emergent larva or caterpillar, cocoon, and winged butterfly. Have fun writing and share your creations.